Terry Hinderer (Spurgeon-Landru) 73 of Culbertson MT. died February 12 after a brief illness at SLC Hospital in Billings, Montana. Terry was born to Gayle and Rae (Rousek) Spurgeon on February 12, 1948 in Belle Fouche, South Dakota. She was soon joined by brothers Michael and Rory Spurgeon. Most of her earlier years were spent growing up on the Landru Ranch near Lewistown, MT, where she was joined by brothers Alan and David Landru and sister Shelley Landru. After graduation from Fergus County High School, she spent several years in St. Paul, Minnesota before returning to Montana, where she lived between the mountains of Lewistown and Helena before finally settling in the prairies of Culbertson.
All who ever knew Terry understood her capacity to love and persevere. It was often said that “her heart was as big as Texas.” Her smile was big, her laugh was hearty, her hugs were unforgettable and her stubbornness legendary. The most cherished moments of her life were when her daughter Lindsey Rae was born and the births of her granddaughters Destiny and Madison. They were truly her heartbeat.
For the last twenty years of her life, she found an enduring love and companionship with her husband Richard Hinderer who whisked her away as his bride to the rolling prairies of Culbertson. They enjoyed many road trips out searching to capture the beauty of eastern Montana in photographs. Through Richard she found more loving family with daughter Sandra and her children Avery, Easten and Peyton and son Steve.
She is survived by her husband Richard of Culbertson; daughter Lindsey Landru (Robert Fasuga) of Helena; granddaughters Destiny and Madison of Helena; Sandra Smith of Lynchburg Virginia; granddaughter Avery and grandsons Easten and Peyton of Lynchburg Virginia; son Steve Hinderer of Lakeville Minnesota; brothers Mike (Yayoi) Spurgeon of Missoula, Rory (Leslie) Spurgeon and Jody Spurgeon of Spokane, Washington, Bill Spurgeon of Tennessee, and David Landru of Prescott Valley, Arizona; sister Shelley Andrus of Great Falls; nephews Rick (Jennifer) of Missoula and Dustin (Jennea) of Great Falls; nieces Tiffany (Bodie) of Great Falls, Carli of Austin, Texas, and Stephanie (Shawn) of Spokane Washington as well as grandnieces and grandnephews. She is also survived by sisters (in-law) Susan Spurgeon and MaryJo Landru.
Terry was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Rae Landru, Gayle and Chris Spurgeon, brother Alan Landru and nephew Chris Spurgeon.
Cremation has taken place and the family is planning a memorial service in the summer. Cloyd Funeral Home of Lewistown is assisting the family.
Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.